Diabetes Symptoms In Women
Symptoms unique to women include:
- female sexual dysfunction
- polycystic ovary syndrome
- vaginal thrush, and vaginal and oral yeast infections
- urinary infections
Symptoms experienced by both sex:
- frequent urination
- increased thirst and hunger
- weight loss or gain that has no obvious cause
- wounds that heal slowly
- blurred vision
- skin infections
- patches of darker skin in areas of the body that have creases
- breath that has a sweet, fruity, or acetone odor
- reduced feeling in your hands or feet
It’s important to keep in mind that many people with type 2 diabetes have no noticeable symptoms.
Pregnancy and Diabetes
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
In the event that you have diabetes and are pregnant or wanting to end up pregnant, converse with your specialist about the ideal approaches to deal with your and your child’s wellbeing. For example, your blood glucose levels and general wellbeing should be followed before and during your pregnancy.
When you’re pregnant, blood glucose and ketones make a trip through the placenta to the child. Babies require vitality from glucose generally as you do. In any case, children are at danger for birth deformities if your glucose levels are too high.
Discover How Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Relationships
Marriages have ended. Relationships have broken up. Partners have been ditched. All because of diabetes. While it may not be a leading cause for relationship problems, diabetes inevitably takes a toll on even the strongest of relationships. This can be avoided if both partners understand what is going on and handle the situation for what it is.
It doesn’t matter if you’re married, dating or in a long-term relationship. Diabetes can affect your relationship because of its psychological impact on both partners.
A person with diabetes will need to make changes to their life and diet. They’ll need to avoid alcohol and stop smoking. They can’t whatever they wish because everything that they consume will have an impact on their blood sugar levels. If the levels are out of control, complications will occur down the road and it won’t be pleasant.
The partner in the relationship who does not have diabetes may not understand what the sufferer is going through. Depending on how understanding the partner is, diabetes may or may not be a big issue. An overbearing partner may throw a fit if you do not have “just one glass of wine” at a social gathering and deem you to be boring.
They do not realize that the wine is not just one glass. It has an effect on your body and as someone with diabetes, you do not have the luxury of a lax attitude. In cases like these, it’s best to explain to the other person the implications of any wrong decision. Amputations, blindness, coma, death are all possible scenarios.
This is enough to scare most people and they develop a newfound respect for the disease… and yes, the disease needs to be feared. It is the leading cause of blindness, amputations and kidney failure in the entire world. You don’t play with diabetes. You control it.
On the flip side of the coin is the psychological impact the disease has on the person who has it. Upon getting diagnosed with diabetes, initially there may be a feeling of despondence and they may ask themselves, “Why me?”
It is normal to feel fear, anger, guilt, depression, denial and even guilt. They may think that they could have prevented it if they had only been wiser with their diet and lifestyle. Hindsight is 6-6. You do not have the luxury of feeling depressed or stress out because it will be harder to control your blood sugar levels.
That being said, in many cases, the sufferer will take out his inner feelings on his partner. Intolerance, irritability, emotional outburst may occur and the partner will feel helpless and not realize that diabetes is the problem and not them. It takes a very astute partner to see through all the emotion and recognize the root of the problem.
Unfortunately, most partners just call it quits and moves on. This leaves the diabetes sufferer in an even worse emotional state because they feel like they have been left in the lurch.
If you do have diabetes, just know that life as you know it is NOT over. You can lead a perfectly normal and healthy life. You are in no way inferior to anyone else. Your friends and family may not have it but that means nothing. You do not have to hide the disease like it is shameful. Over 340 million people have it.
What matters now is what you do. Are you going to let diabetes ruin your health and relationships? Are you going to let it take your limbs, eyesight, and life?
Or are you going to say enough is enough and get it under control? Of course, this is what you will do.
Tell your partner that you have diabetes. Explain the condition, complications and consequences. Any partner who is worth your time will be concerned and help you through this tough time. Tell your family members so that you will have a support system.
Don’t ostracize everyone just because you feel victimized. They are not the enemy. Diabetes is the enemy. With a strong support system, a healthy diet and training regimen, you can keep diabetes under control. You may not be able to break-up with diabetes, but it will be like and ex on a restraining order. Exactly how it should be.